Ginger Beef and Ramen Noodle Soup

Ginger Beef and Ramen Noodle Soup

Like many college students, I’ve eaten my fair share of ramen noodles. The inexpensive pasta packet was a mainstay in my culinary reportoire. However, I’m not one to just pour water over the noodles and dump a salty flavor pack in the bowl and call it dinner.  No sir. My favorite concoction consisted of ramen, […]

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup with Crispy Potato Croutons

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup with Crispy Potato Croutons

Every month or so I do a cooking segment on Charlotte Today, a live local entertainment and lifestyle show. My features a recipe for  an obscure food holiday celebrated that month. Last week was Soup Week and I thought a bacon cheeseburger soup topped with fried potato cubes  would be fun.  I’d never made this soup, but it sounded really good in my […]

Thai Sweet Potato Soup with Peanut Gremolata

Thai Sweet Potato Soup with Peanut Gremolata

I love sweet potatoes and I could eat one everyday.  However, my husband and children don’t share my love for this amazing orange spud. In an act of sheer mutiny, my husband banned sweet potatoes. My kids, the little traitors, were so happy because daddy said they didn’t have to eat sweet potatoes ever again. I was left […]

Minestrone

Minestrone

A few days ago I spent the evening hanging out with my sister Nicky and my friend Tara, who we have officially made a “Pitts Sister” since she is crazy and has issues just like us. (Unfortunately, my other sister Robyn had to work so she couldn’t join us.  But her crazy vibe was there […]

Three Bean Chili

Three Bean Chili

It’s cold out today! Yay! I’m talking 33 degrees Fahrenheit cold.  I even had to scrape frost off my truck windows this morning. How exciting! I know my winter wonderland euphoria is temporary.  This is North Carolina, so in 2 hours it will probably be 65 degrees.  But for now I will be excited for the […]

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

My mom has decided to move into a smaller house closer to mine; and I have been helping her downsize her stuff. Sixty-four years of stuff. It has been an emotional and educational experience for both of us.  My mom is great and I am so glad that I have the privilege of helping her move […]